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PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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padstow
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for 5 days ,the start of our family holiday with 2 small children,good airport pick up and email communication from Giles and Sylvia.we had a room with top floor balcony overlooking the garden.the breakfasts were lovely and I recommend getting Giles wife Elsie to cook you a traditional kerala meal ,delicious.their taxi driver also was very helpful and... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Graceful is simply home away from home !!! The guesthouse is a fairy tale and it's simply amazing, but here everyone speaks about it ;) ....I want to speak about the people...Giles and Sylvia are the best hosts that I've meet in India ...really helpful to all our curious questions ... For sure this is one of the places that... More 

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Lilleshall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to stay, large rooms/ suites with balconies overlooking the fantastic gardens. It is a very easy tuk tuk ride into the centre of Trivandrum which is a great place to spend a few days, the Palace museum is a must see. There is a small vegetarian cafe within walking distance, basic but great food. Sylvia,... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Special people and amazing hosts just made us fall in love with this place. The stay was a fresh change from the home stays that I have stayed so far. Giles was very helpful and patient. He shared with us his stories. The other guests who stayed with us were so happy with the hospitality that they extended their stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the time spent at the Graceful stay! Special people and amazing hosts.The only place in India i actually fully enjoyed and im looking forward to return. Gilles and Sylvie have the patience of sharing their family history and introduce you to India's secrets. The rooms we had were excellently equiped and wonderful decorated.

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for such a warm review of your stay at Graceful. We are pleased that you & your friends enjoyed the atmosphere both internally & externally. Likewise our puppies thoroughly enjoyed the special attention they received each day from all of you! The holiday atmosphere was certainly enhanced by your enjoyable stay. Thank you for choosing to stay at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the perfect place to stay after a long train journey and before another long journey back to the UK. Giles, Sylvia and the other staff were extremely helpful, particularly as my friend had hurt her leg and needed a doctor. I would wholeheartedly recommend this homestay if you want a comfortable and clean place to stay away from... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Rachel & Vicky for the warm review despite & the fact that due to the large number of guests we had no other alternative but to accommodate you in the spare guest room for the night. We feel humbled that the brief stay was memorable enough for you to rate us to highly. We are happy that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That kind of place in which you realize that smart tourism is the future, like this guest house where in the evening you can discover local stories and family stories told from the owners... As to the location: garden and the small house view's are great landscapes

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Denis, for this lovely review of your stay at Graceful over the New Year. It was a pleasure to host you & your group so that you could experience a pleasant first visit to Kerala. We are happy that you appreciated our home & grounds and enjoyed our hospitality. Thank you again for choosing to stay at Graceful... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Graceful Homestay was my first introduction to India and it was indeed a graceful introduction. We stayed for two nights in the upstairs room. The room was very clean and comfortable with a balcony and ensuite. Breakfast was very nice and we had different meals on both days. The internet reception was a bit patchy and didn't seem to work... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Ian & Cate for putting down such lovely thoughts about your stay at Graceful. We are pleased you enjoyed not only your room & surroundings but also the hospitality, food & the introduction to life in Kerala. We are indeed fortunate to own such a beautiful location and to be able to share it with others from around... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed at Graceful at the start of our trip and were delighted to return again for our last night. Giles and Sylvia could not have been more welcoming and helpful; giving us advice, phoning on our behalf and booking tuk tuks for us. They obviously take a delight in sharing their lovely house and their beautiful garden. Our breakfast... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Mike, for this delightful review of your stay at Graceful. We are pleased that you found all aspects of your stopover to your liking ... enough to want to come back for your return journey back home. We are glad that you enjoyed your introduction to the variety of Kerala breakfast dishes which was a pleasure for us... More 

Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Giles and Sylvia went the extra mile to make sure that we found interesting places to see, and helping us find good places to eat. We'll come back next time we're in Trivandrum. Comfortable and welcoming.

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you William for your warm of appreciation. It was a pleasure for us to host the three of you and make sure that you are comfortable and enjoy the sights and sounds of Kerala. Thank you for choosing to stay at Graceful and we look forward to welcoming you again the next time you decide to come to these... More 

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Address: PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Graceful Homestay Hotel Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Graceful Homestay Kerala, India

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